Nissan did not increase the price of the S model, which remains at $29,860 including destination and handling, but before the tax credit.
According to Nissan, bringing the larger SV and SL battery to a full charge using their onboard 6.6-kW charger will now take less than six hours on a 240-volt home current. That is slightly longer than the five and a half hours required to bring the 2015 battery to full strength on a 240-volt charge.
Weeks says that a change in the electrode material used in the construction of the 2016 battery will result in increased durability. Both the battery module and the final vehicle are manufactured at Nissan’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn.